Have you ever wondered how best to encourage young women in such a divisive and harsh climate as we are experiencing now? Being a teenager was not easy even twenty years ago. Now, technology and constant comparisons make young women question their worthiness and their value, which can have adverse effects on their self-esteem. Loved & Cherished: 100 Devotionals for Girls is a perfect book to guide young girls through the current times with one hundred devotionals.
Disclaimer: Strength 4 Spouses was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Loved & Cherished is a devotional for pre-teen and teen girls that gives them relevant examples and conversations to reflect upon. In addition, each devotional offers a practical application area called “living cherished” where the reader can think about and write about various examples from their lives and write ideas down. Lastly, each section offers a “talking with God” section that offers a prayer to recite.
- Language: This language of this book is perfect for young ladies. It provides relevant examples of issues teens face and offers spiritual guidance on how to reflect upon various scenarios.
- Format: The set up of each devotional is easy to follow and offers an area to apply each devotional to their own life. Also, at the end of each devotional is a prayer that helps the reader find the words to pray and speak to God about those same topics.
- Design: The design of not only the cover of this book but of each page is appealing. The vivid colors on the cover and the aesthetically pleasing graphics, colors, and font used is engaging to teen girls.
- Readability: The style of this book, the way it is organized, and the short amount of text for each devotional makes it appeal more to teens.
My Final Thoughts
If you have a pre-teen or teenage girl, Loved & Cherished is a perfect gift. It can truly be a guide to them through relevant issues in today’s world that they may be facing. Each devotional relates scripture to real life scenarios. Beyond that, I love how there is a practical application piece that allows the reader to connect what they have read to their own lives. I would highly recommend purchasing this adorable and impactful devotional as a gift for a pre-teen or teenage young lady. I truly believe reading a book like this would have definitely helped me at that age.
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About the Authors
Lynn Cowell (pictured left) is a member of the Proverbs 31 speaker and writer teams. As an author of several books, Lynn passionately writes for women of all ages. Her many books include Brave Beauty, Finding the Fearless You, also for young girls. Lynn calls North Carolina home, where she and her husband, Greg and the occasional backyard deer are adjusting to life as “just us”. Greg and Lynn, love spending time with their three adult children hiking, blasting ‘80’s music and anything combining chocolate and peanut butter.
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Michelle Nietert, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor has been providing therapeutic interventions to children and their families in counseling offices for over 20 years. As a previous educator, public school crisis counselor, and youth and children’s minister, she interacts regularly with parents and students at public school assemblies, PTA meetings, local churches, and is the mental health consultant for a local private Christian school. Michelle also provides training for school counselors, teachers and homeschool parents. A recognized expert in Solution Focused Therapy, she is the clinical director and owner of a large counseling center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Michelle’s writing can be found on the MOPS blog, in Lifeway’s Parenting Magazine and she is the Mental Health columnist for Just Between Us Magazine. She also joins her audiences in the parenting trenches as a happily married mom of two school-aged children.
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Thank you so much for sharing “Loved & Cherished”, Wendi!
The past couple of weeks have been filled with prayers for young people surrounding me who are suffering tremendously during COVID. Their hearts and minds have not yet matured to the point where they can process what we are experiencing and for many, this is causing trauma.
While I do not think Loved & Cherished can replace professional counseling when needed, I do know that God’s word in this book can help to anchor a young girl and help her to build and place her confidence in the only One who never changes … Jesus!
My prayer is that many girls will find this beautiful gift book under their Christmas trees this year. It is a gift that will last far beyond the holidays. Its truths can ground them for a lifetime!